incivility


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in·ci·vil·i·ty

 (ĭn′sĭ-vĭl′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. in·ci·vil·i·ties
1. The quality or condition of being uncivil.
2. An uncivil or discourteous act.

incivility

(ɪnsɪˈvɪlɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. lack of civility or courtesy; rudeness
2. an impolite or uncivil act or remark

in•ci•vil•i•ty

(ˌɪn səˈvɪl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the quality or state of being uncivil.
2. an uncivil act.
[1575–85; < Late Latin]
in•civ′il (-ˈsɪv əl) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.incivility - deliberate discourtesy
rudeness, discourtesy - a manner that is rude and insulting
civility - formal or perfunctory politeness

incivility

noun
Translations
قِلَّة أدب، مُعامَلَه فَظَّه
nezdvořilost
uhøflighed
ókurteisi
neaudzinātībanepieklājība

incivility

[ˌɪnsɪˈvɪlɪtɪ] Ndescortesía f

incivility

incivility

[ˌɪnsɪˈvɪlɪtɪ] ninciviltà f inv

incivility

(insiˈviləti) noun
impoliteness.
References in classic literature ?
He looked so used up, that the agent asked him what had happened to him since ten o'clock the night before; whereat Cutter began to swear at him and said he would have him discharged for incivility.
Willoughby imagine, I suppose, when his looks censured me for incivility in breaking up the party, that I was called away to the relief of one whom he had made poor and miserable; but HAD he known it, what would it have availed?
I'm not a doctor only; I'm a magistrate; and if I catch a breath of complaint against you, if it's only for a piece of incivility like tonight's, I'll take effectual means to have you hunted down and routed out of this.
They then lay to, and lowering a skiff or boat, as many as a dozen Frenchmen, well armed with match-locks, and their matches burning, got into it and came alongside; and seeing how few we were, and that our vessel was going down, they took us in, telling us that this had come to us through our incivility in not giving them an answer.
In this I failed to agree with him, but with a certain incivility he declined to notice my objection.
Is not general incivility the very essence of love?
Whenever these encounters took place, it appeared to be the object of the young men to treat the soldiers with as much incivility as possible.
Purposing a smile of courtesy, he had deformed his face with a sort of galvanic grin, which, when Feathertop's back was turned, he exchanged for a scowl, at the same time shaking his fist and stamping his gouty foot--an incivility which brought its retribution along with it.
Ginevra, mortified by her father's incivility, dragged forward a chair.
If it was only for her father's sake, she must not refuse him or show any disinclination which he might construe into incivility.
The Frau Professor contented herself with giving them both severe looks at table and, though she dared not be rude to the Chinaman, got a certain satisfaction out of incivility to Cacilie.
They received my advances toward a better understanding with brutal incivility, and treated me soon afterward with a want of confidence which I may forgive, but can never forget.